R&D Connections — The Case for a Comprehensive, Four-Skills Assessment of English-Language Proficiency

Author(s):
Powers, Donald E.
Publication Year:
2010
Report Number:
RDC-14
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Subject/Key Words:
English language proficiency language testing listening reading writing speaking TOEIC TOEFL

Abstract

Can a single measure serve as a sufficient proxy for a test taker’s overall proficiency in all modes of communication in English, including listening, reading, writing, and speaking? The 14th issue of R&D Connections explores the arguments in favor of a comprehensive assessment that taps all four language skills.

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